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Railways and Trams

Although miles, yards and chains are the official units of measurement on Britain's railways, the following photograph taken February 2001 showing a "16 kph sign" (10 mph) illustrates the creeping use of kilometres.

16 kph sign
 

Some towns in Britain run tram services and these are already metric. Tram signs in Croydon give speed in kilometres per hour (see below) though the letters "kph" are not displayed - another example of covert metric conversion.

15 kph sign 20 kph sign
   
   
50 kph sign 25 kph sign
   


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